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Terry records CDs, appears solo, and Stars in hit traveling shows such as Yuleing Pianos, Gospel & Giggles, Message In Song, and even with "McMeow the Crime Kitty" in schools!

...but what all exactly has he done over these 30+ years?  It'd be difficult to put it all down in words!  Briefly and generally, lets try to compile a history:

Fresh out of college with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree (Central State University, Edmond OK, now University of Central Oklahoma) as well as a Master of Science in Teaching Degree (Northeastern State University, Tahlequah OK), Terry became "Mr. Jordan" as he taught K-12 Music in the Public School Systems of Kansas and then eventually back to Oklahoma.  But after 14 years of teaching, Terry took his unique blend of music and hit the road running...

First with the Branson-based roadshow called Ozark Express and then with his own stage show called Music Country, U.S.A. to great reviews. During the 1990's Terry built a solid solo career, drawing on his diverse musical background and soon starred in Branson on his own stage. Already with credits sharing the stage alongside celebrity names such as Lynn Anderson (Country) to  B.J. Thomas (Pop), the Original Texas Playboys (Swing) to Vestal Goodman (Gospel), Terry Jordan's Candlelight Cabaret in the Planet Branson Theater showcased his one-of-a-kind style blend of country, pop and classical to produce a thrilling performance that received raving critical acclaim as bus loads of Branson fans came to him instead of he continuing to travel around to them!

Terry is in demand as a solo pianist and as a recognized Special Guest performer, television personality, recording artist, choral conductor and clinician, Gospel inspiration and arranger in the creative literary and musical arts realm. For a decade Terry was the resident pianist/entertainer at the famed Shangri-La resort in Northeast Oklahoma and has been a featured emcee and guest entertainer in a variety of events, including the Miss America Pageant Preliminaries. He has had the pleasure of performing with Teddy Phillips' Orchestra and salutes to Guy Lombardo and other large groups such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra during International Music Festivals.

With an upbringing well immersed in good ol' Gospel music, Jordan commands the talent and inspiration necessary to move Christian audiences through tears and laughter, solemn prayer and joyful noise.  For five years, he was seen across the Midwest in a weekly TV airing of Calvary Baptist Church (Joplin MO) as their Worship Leader and Pianist, Choir Director and the Executive in Charge of Production.

After Branson, Terry took respite in exotic Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, enjoying the tropical resort area and performing occasionally for international guest audiences.  After a short two years, he returned to the USA raring to go again!  He did the only thing he knows how to do.... hit the ground running!

"Music truly is a universal language. There are no colors, religions, politics or barriers when musicians play," says Terry. He is a consummate performer. His showmanship and pure Baritone singing voice, along with his down-home natural communication with any audience, combine for a wonderfully entertaining and unforgettable experience... no matter the country or the language.

Today Terry Jordan chooses a slower pace and resides in his native Oklahoma on the shores of Grand Lake where he is host entertainer at Cherokee Yacht Club and also travels with several shows (see headline above and click on other page links).  In his home (locally known as Honey Creek Lodge) he spends time in the studio (Honey Creek Studio) recording America's favorite tunes... his way.  Fans can't get enough.  You too will be a Fan once you experience Terry Jordan at the Grand Piano.

Mr. Jordan's list of impressed clients grows daily:

  • Westin Hotels
  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong
  • Doubletree Hotels
  • Shangri-La Resort
  • Miss USA Pageants/Preliminaries
  • Ozark Express Show
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Music Country USA
  • National Cancer Association
  • Child Abuse Charities
  • National Heart Association
  • National Legislative Convention
  • Phillip Morris National Convention
  • Historic Coleman Theater -- Oklahoma
  • Famous Thespian Hall -- Missouri
  • Piccadilly Square -- England
  • Planet Branson -- Branson, Missouri
  • Cherokee Yacht Club
  • Governor of Oklahoma
  • Various university auditoriums throughout the Midwest

Terry Jordan has appeared with:

  • Jerry Reed
  • BJ Thomas
  • Lynn Anderson
  • Barbara Fairchild
  • Teddy Phillips' Orchestra
  • Little Jimmy Dickens
  • Hank Williams' Original "Drifting Cowboys"

THIS IS A PICTURE "FROM THE GOOD OLD DAYS"!!!!  LOL!

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